The RACCC has an amazing training program designed for beginner paddlers or accomplished paddlers alike. Whether flatwater or whitewater paddling, training also incorporates safety and trip planning.

Our Paddling Courses feature instruction from friendly, experienced and certified instructors that love what they do. They love it so much, that our club instructors VOLUNTEER their time for the benefit of members, new and experienced alike!

Join us!


Please see below for details of the 2016 training program.  The 2017 dates will be posted when they are available.



How to register


Below is a list of the club's course offerings. Click the links for details and descriptions.



Paddle Canada Certified

  • June 11-12 -- Barcode 8800
  • June 18-19 -- Barcode 8801
  • June 25-26 -- Barcode 8802
  • There is a mandatory flatwater practice session on June 4th for all beginner tandem courses.


General Skills Development


Whitewater Safety Training






Tripping Training



Sea Kayak



Instructor Training



How to Register for Courses

Unless otherwise stated, registration closes one week before the course start, to allow for planning and administration.


Registration can be done online:

Or in person at the RA Centre (2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa).


  • For instructions on how to register for training, click here


Not finding what you're looking for? If you want a specific course, and can find at least 3 interested and committed club members, we might be able to get something off the ground, pending instructor availability. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.


 Contact us:

For more information or questions, please contact the Training Coordinator, Emil Laurin



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